Wazala is an application that can help anyone start an online store in as little as 15 minutes. Even without knowing any HTML or CSS, users can begin putting together a custom store that will pop-up over their content whenever someone clicks on a “store” button that has been superimposed on their website or blog. Even better, the application integrates seamlessly with all types of existing websites, which means users don’t have to create an entirely new online home before they can get started selling their goods.
Whether you sell photos, crafts, music, or clothes, you can get started selling your wares online by choosing a pricing plan based on your products and anticipated sales. You’ll be guided through a series of set-up questions that allow you to input your inventory, prices, and shipping guidelines. The result of this work will be a few simple lines of HTML code, which can be pasted into the code for your existing website or blog. Once you’ve gotten set up, you can track your inventory from the application’s dashboard page, and sign up to receive email alerts when you’re running low on specific items. You can also use the dashboard page to track orders and see when new customers have checked out your wares.
From the customer’s prospective, buying items through Wazala couldn’t be easier. Once your account is active, anyone visiting your website will see a “store” button that has been superimposed on the top of your homepage. Clicking on it will bring a pop-up that overlays on top of your site, featuring pictures and prices for all the items you’ve got up for sale. Transactions can be run through Google Checkout or PayPal, which makes accepting credit cards and other online payment forms a breeze. Wazala is such a comprehensive, stylish, and functional online storefront system that it is difficult to imagine people using anything else in the future.
Editorial update on 9/8/10: At the request of the founders we have updated the name of Vendr to their new name of Wazala.
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